Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My New Studio



As promised, here are some shots of my new studio! It is a work in progress, and it does need a lot more work, but I'm finally able to actually paint in here! Pretty exciting.




 That wall in front of the big window will be taken out. The window faces North so I want to take full advantage of the big indirect natural light source. The space was previously occupied by a gallery, who erected the wall to hang more art. But for me a big north light window would be much more useful - I have plenty of hanging space already.






My wall of loose-canvas studies. A painted brick surface, to my surprise holds up the taped canvas well. Nothing has fallen off the wall. Yet.



Because it was a gallery before, the space already had track lighting, hanging systems, and art-friendly wall colors. Saved me a lot of money there.



This is the view of the "West Wing" from the front door. I have my flat worktable (as yet unfinished) set up, and my vertical rack against the far wall. The curved counter is where the gallery receptionist used to sit. Now, it's where the wine pouring will take place. The door to its right leads to the classroom. Very convenient!



View from the vertical rack. The curved ceiling is left over from the building's original purpose: Wells Fargo Bank. See, this was where the bank tellers had their counter.  Waaay back there you see my Ikea bookcases, which I'm filling up with art books. A nice cozy library / lounge area to come.

I'll have more pics soon~

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Sure beats my garage. ;) Congrats on scoring such a nice workspace.

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  2. What an awesome space!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. so funny what you write about the brick wall, holding the tape, to my surprise aswell.
    Great place!

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  4. So this is what a professional artist's studio looks like! Gorgeous, Terry. I am in awe. And I can see that I am probably the odd duck in that I don't paint standing up in front of an easel (lazy cow that I am)!

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  5. Congratulations to your new studio. It looks very invitingly.

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  6. Congratulations on the new space Terry! Cheers to a new year!

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  7. Nice space Terry! I wish you plenty of masterpieces coming out of it!

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  8. Thanks everybody! Yes it's a pretty dang cool space. Now if I can figure out how to pay my rent, I'm set!

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  9. Wow! What a lovely studio. Congratulations!

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  10. Magnificent! (As I lift my jaw off of my shoes.) Use it well.

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  11. Liebensraum! Zehr gut! Hope to seeya some fine Friday for some more figure painting (or drawing).

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  12. Thanks vinayak, dan, and david~ I am enjoying my space more and more as I get used to it.

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  13. Hi Terry,
    was wondering what lights your using? I am in the process of converting a bedroom to a studio and am wondering what lights to use (little natural light, unfortunately).
    I am looking at Soltek...

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